Greece: Protecting Industrial Property

obi1(GREEK NEWS AGENDA)  Celebrating its 20th anniversary, the Hellenic Industrial Property Organisation (OBI) honoured distinguished Greek inventors for their contribution to the technological progress of the country, awarding them the “Inventors Awards,” an institution first launched in 2002. The Hellenic Industrial Property Organisation is the only legally qualified institution for the protection of inventions and industrial designs. It also provides technological information from worldwide patent databases. Additionally, OBI operates 3 regional electronic patent libraries (in Thessaloniki, Patra and Herakleion of Crete) disseminating information at a national level. National Documentation Centre: The Greek Website for Research, Technology and Innovation & Innovation, Research and Technology Magazine [January-February 2009]